Thomas Heiniger

President of the Swiss Red Cross

“I want to commit myself wholeheartedly and with all my strength to the SRC, the unique aid organisation which, through the principles of its action, its long experience, the breadth of its work and its embedding in a worldwide movement, works for more humanity in this world.



Matteo Pedrazzini

President of the Croix-Rouge Genevoise

In Geneva, as around the world, the Red Cross works to preserve the dignity of people. Faithful to its mission and committed to the principles of humanity, the Geneva Red Cross works tirelessly to provide local aid to the most vulnerable populations in the canton of Geneva.

Presentation of the Committees

The Red Cross Ball in Geneva is supported by many  friends  who sit on the various committees. This precious support enables the event to extend throughout Switzerland and beyond and plays a major role in the evening’s success. The commitment of the different committees make a considerable contribution.

Sheikh Mohammed El Khereiji

Honorary Chairman of the Swiss Red Cross Ball

Swiss Red Cross Ball Committee

From left to right: Gwendolyn Samawi, Dania Samawi (Co-President), Absa Kane (Co-President), Raheek Ador, Sheikh Mohammed El-Khereiji, Barbara Schmid Federer (Vice-President of the Swiss Red Cross), Matteo Pedrazzini (President of the Geneva Red Cross), Marianne Mazou Haddad, Elisabetta Boselli Mauro, Louise Lombard, Zahra Horn, Corinne Cerutti | Not in the picture: Charlotte Henry, Caroline Puglia

Patronage Committee

State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva in corpore
State Councillor
Executive Council Members
of the City of Geneva
Mr Elhadj As Sy
General Secretary of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Mr Yves Daccord
General Director of the ICRC
Mr Christian Lüscher
Member of the National Council
Mr Raymond Loretan
Mr & Mrs Bertrand & Michèle Piccard
Countess Barbara Zanon Di Valgiurata

Honorary Committee

Sheikh Mohammed El Khereiji
Honorary Chairman of the Swiss Red Cross Ball
Mr Segun Agbaje
CEO Guaranty Trust Bank PLC
Mr David Collas
General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Geneva
Mr Albert Boghossian
Boghossian Foundation
Mr Abdallah Chatila
CEO of m3 Group
Mrs Kristina Aznavour
CEO of the Aznavour Foundation
Mr Nicolas Aznavour
Co-founder of the Aznavour Foundation

Swiss Red Cross

Mr Thomas Heiniger
Mr Markus Mader
General Director

Geneva Red Cross

Mr Matteo Pedrazzini
Mrs Stéphanie Lambert
General Director

Executive Committee

Mrs Absa Kane


I joined the Red Cross ball commitee in 2008  and I was instantly caught by the virus while working with my colleagues of the commitee and interacting with the volunteers , the staff and management of the Red Cross.

Contributing with some of my time, contacts and passion to maintain  the SRC Ball as one of the key Geneva charity events, together with my co-chair and colleagues has been over this decade a source of personal motivation and pride.

Mrs Dania Samawi


Mrs Raheek Ador

Executive Committee Member

The recent field mission we undertook to Nepal, as a committee, was an eye-opener, both in terms of the unique access the Swiss Red Cross has to remote areas, and the professional way in which the organization provides basic needs for the local communities, without compromising their human dignity, and, respect.

Mrs Elisabetta Boselli-Mauro

Executive Committee Member

I have always admired the Red Cross for their relentless pursue to help those in need and for the relief efforts to which it contributes. It is a distinct honor for me to be able to donate as a member of the Committee.

Mrs Louise Lombard

Executive Committee Member

For me the Red Cross is the perfect symbol of help to the most deprived, of support to those skinned of life, a symbol of peace, of unity, of sharing and the gift of oneself; a gesture of the heart and the love of others. This is what motivated me.


Mrs Marianne Mazou Haddad

Executive Committee Member

My inception field trip to Yerevan, Armenia, transformed my life, and paved the way to a life of dedication to others in need. I am very honored and proud to be a member of the Executive  Committee of the Red Cross Ball, and to be able to help raise awareness and funds on the occasion of the Ball  in order to finance projects on the ground.

Mrs Gwendolyn Samawi

Executive Committee Member

Mrs Corinne Cerutti

Executive Committee Member

Mrs Charlotte Henry

Executive Committee Member

Mrs Caroline Puglia

Executive Committee Member

Junior Committee

Jemma Grace Cerf
Margaux Francioli
Marina Hansen Prayon
Sevda Khalilova
Santiago Martin
Alessandro Mauro
Michelangelo Mauro
Rami Samawi
Zina Samawi
India Tamari
Miguel Urdangarin
Julian Valahu
Juliette van der Burg
Thomas van der Burg